Part of the Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE*
January 12 – February 3
by Boaz Gaon and Nir Erez
Based on the play by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Joseph Megel
Originally Produced by the Beersheva Theatre
Presented in partnership with Georgetown University
In association with StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance
*Performed at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre
"...the new setting, fresh dialogue, and contemporary sensibility of Boged …results in a significant—and successful—reworking of the classic." - Washingtonian
- DC Metro Theatre Arts
A sudden chemical leak in an Israeli industrial park endangers the region’s water supply. The mayor is quick to cover up the scandal, but his brother fights to expose the truth. The family feud quickly turns into a political war with major environmental repercussions. Emerging from Israel’s social justice movement of the past year, this timely adaptation of Ibsen’s play is the brain child of the Israeli playwright and adapter of Ghassan Kanafani's Return to Haifa, produced by the Cameri Theatre so successfully at Theater J in 2011.
The StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance is an award-winning professional performing arts and educational center based in Chatham County, North Carolina. Founded in Chicago in 1992, StreetSigns has presented nearly fifty productions in its nearly twenty-year history.
Theater J "Angels" Sponsors: Amy Eisen Krupsky & Ken Krupsky, Judith Gelman & Steven Salop, Margaret Hahn Stern & Stephen Stern, Rosa Wiener